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Alice in Dairyland Finalists Announced

Five will compete for title May 17-19 in Chippewa County.

Five women have been selected to compete for the title of Wisconsin's 60th Alice in Dairyland. During a candidate briefing forum in Chippewa County on Friday, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture informed the finalists about what the "Alice" position entails and how to prepare for the finals event, which will be held in the county May 17-19.

This year's finalists include Brenda Cavanaugh, Prairie du Sac, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Tolea Kamm-Peissig, Athens, a graduate of UW-River Falls; Amanda Levzow, Rio, attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville; Jill Makovec, Muscoda, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Susan Orth, Fennimore, a graduate of UW-Madison.

The public is invited to attend the finals on May 19 at the Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center at 29 Pines on US Hwy 29 and Cty T, west of Chippewa Falls.

Tickets for the finals are available by contacting the Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-723-0331 or the Chippewa County Extension Office at 715-726-7950. The price is $200 The public is also invited to meet the candidates on May 18 at the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls at 6:30. The cost for that event is $10.

Alice in Dairyland is a full-time public relations professional employed by the division of agricultural development for a one-year term.

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